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Steelers Could Lose Five Starters for Patriots Game



Steelers RB Najee Harris
Steelers RB Najee Harris against the Arizona Cardinals, Dec. 3, 2023 - Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers’ injury report on Wednesday was the only full practice the group would have throughout the week. And it was more discouraging than encouraging on most fronts. Leading the way, running back Najee Harris missed a second straight day of practice with a knee injury. The Steelers listed him as questionable. If he can not play, Jaylen Warren will start with Anthony McFarland and Godwin Igwebuike pitching in for the effort.

However, in positive news, Elandon Roberts (groin) did practice for the second straight day. He is questionable, but that might bode well for his chances to play. Meanwhile, guard Isaac Seumalo (shoulder) took a step back and did not practice. That is a welcome sign for the Steelers, who need help at inside linebacker. Defensive coordinator Teryl Austin did not know how the rotation would shake out but figured Blake Martinez, Mykal Walker, and Myles Jack would all have to step up in some capacity.

“We’ll take it one day at a time,” Roberts said. “I’ve got one more day.”

Also on the offensive line, center Mason Cole was dealing with a neck injury and was limited. He is questionable with that injury, and could miss the game. If Seumalo and Cole are out, Nate Herbig will kick to center and rookie Spencer Anderson seems in line to make his first career start.

Nose tackle Keeanu Benton (oblique), defensive tackle Montravius Adams (ankle), and Minkah Fitzpatrick (hand) are all without game designations and will play. Cornerback James Pierre will not play with a shoulder injury, opening the door for Darius Rush to get a helmet. Kenny Pickett is out and Mitch Trubisky will start.


Player Injury Date  Prognosis Roster Status
RB Najee Harris Knee Dec. 5 Unknown Active, QUES vs. NE
DT Keeanu Benton Oblique Dec. 3 Unknown Active, WILL PLAY vs. NE
LG Isaac Seumalo Shoulder Dec. 3 Unknown Active, QUES vs NE
QB Kenny Pickett Right high ankle sprain surgery Dec. 3 2-4 Weeks Active, OUT vs NE.
ILB Elandon Roberts Groin Dec. 3 Unknown Active, QUES vs NE
FS Minkah Fitzpatrick Left hand Dec. 3 Day to day Active, WILL PLAY vs. NE
C Mason Cole Neck Dec. 3 Day to day Active, QUES. vs NE
CB James Pierre Shoulder Nov. 22 Day to day Active, OUT vs NE
DB Elijah Riley High ankle sprain Nov. 19 Week to week Injured reserve (Wk. 16)
SS Keanu Neal Rib Nov. 12 Unknown Injured reserve (Wk. 15)
ILB Kwon Alexander Achilles Nov. 12 Out for season Injured reserve
ILB Cole Holcomb Left knee surgery Nov. 2 Out for season Injured reserve
NT Montravius Adams Right ankle Nov. 2 Day to day Active, WILL PLAY vs NE.
LB Chapelle Russell II Knee Aug. 11 Out for season Injured reserve
CB Cory Trice Right ACL tear Aug. 1 Out for season Injured reserve
RB Alfonzo Graham Torn right labrum July 29 Out for season Injured reserve
DT Renell Wren Torn right Achilles tendon May 17 Out for season Injured reserve